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'Double Dare' Host Marc Summers Evacuates Home Due to CA Wildfires, Saves His Tapes

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[[tmz:video id="0_hcibcu8r"]] Marc Summers -- the host of the '90s hit kids' show "Double Dare" -- just evacuated his home amid a growing inferno in Santa Barbara, and took what mattered ... his TV clips. Marc posted a video Saturday showing blazes from the Thomas fire at what might as well be a stone's throw away in the Santa Barbara mountains near his property.   TMZ spoke to Marc, who tells us ... he and his fam just left this weekend,
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Double Dare's Marc Summers — Who Beat Ocd and Escaped Death Twice — Reflects on His Long Career

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Double Dare's Marc Summers — Who Beat Ocd and Escaped Death Twice — Reflects on His Long Career
Marc Summers became a household name in the late ‘80s on Nickelodeon’s ooey, gooey game show for kids, Double Dare. But

the charismatic host who beamed on camera as the network’s signature “slime” slid down his suit would rush to remove his clothes as soon as the broadcast ended. Summers, now 66, was suffering from crippling Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a condition he hadn’t even heard of until he was diagnosed live on his own Lifetime talk show in 1995.

Going public put his career on hold — until the Food Network took a chance on him in 2001, tapping him to
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That Time Marc Summers Made a Joke about Burt Reynolds Divorce in 1994

First and foremost, Burt Reynolds looks like he’s just flat out miffed about something. Since I didn’t watch whole episode from front to back I don’t know the whole reason why Reynolds was so irritated, but to be honest I didn’t care for Marc Summers when I was a kid, he was just a little too peppy and not all that real, but he seemed to be a nice guy at least. Of course that was when he was on Double Dare and his other shows so seeing him act as kind of a jerk to Reynolds was a bit

That Time Marc Summers Made a Joke about Burt Reynolds Divorce in 1994
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What's Nickelodeon Slime Really Made Of? TV Veteran Marc Summers Answers That and More for New Documentary

What's Nickelodeon Slime Really Made Of? TV Veteran Marc Summers Answers That and More for New Documentary
If you’re an ’80s or ’90s kid, you recognize Marc Summers as the host of Nickelodeon’s iconic game show Double Dare. If your kitchen is your happy place, you know him from Food Network’s Unwrapped. But his new documentary offers a raw, real and endlessly entertaining look at his more than three decades in show business.

On Your Marc captures Summers behind-the-scenes as he creates his 2016 one-man play, The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers. Ever the showman, Summers is currently touring the United States, creating one-of-a-kind experiences for audiences who watch his screenings at the Alamo Drafthouse.
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Taste the ’90s Nostalgia! Nickelodeon’s Slime Ingredients Have Been Revealed

Taste the ’90s Nostalgia! Nickelodeon’s Slime Ingredients Have Been Revealed
If you’re a millennial, you’ve probably wondered what exactly is in slime — the green mixture that’s been poured on countless heads during game shows and award ceremonies on Nickelodeon.

Well, wonder no more, the network’s very own Marc Summers is here to make your day a little brighter.

The former Double Dare and What Would You Do? host recently revealed to Tech Insider the ingredients in the famed gooey slime, which he says is making a comeback.

“You know, it’s weird. Slime is hot again,” Summers says. “And there’s all these recipes online that
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The Best Things Said to IndieWire in 2016

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The Best Things Said to IndieWire in 2016
Over the course of a year, we talk to a lot of Hollywood’s brightest talents, about the projects which have inspired them most and the industry which at times supports, and at times hinders, their efforts to make their best work. As individuals, we’re often blown away by their insights; in gathering them together, we end up with a portrait of a community of artists and creators who love their art, for better and for worse.

Read More: The Best of 2016: IndieWire’s Year in Review Bible

Here are some of the best things our favorite actors, directors, writers, producers and more have shared with us over the last 12 months.

Diversity in the Industry (and The World)

“Do I want to make a huge studio picture that’s incredibly successful? Fuck yes, of course.” – Lake Bell

“‘Dolores, run!’ The first take we did, I ran — I’m not supposed to run.
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Michael Showalter on the Origins of ‘Search Party’ and Status of ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

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Michael Showalter on the Origins of ‘Search Party’ and Status of ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast
Last Week’S Podcast: ‘Empire’ Showrunner Ilene Chaiken on How to Handle Trump’s Presidency – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

The new TBS series “Search Party” mixes elements from clever indie comedies, film noir and whodunit mysteries to tell the story of a group of twentysomethings who become obsessed with finding Chantal, a missing woman they only vaguely know. Alia Shawkat plays Dory, a young woman looking for meaning in her life, and who finds it via her quest to discover the truth about Chantal.

From executive producer Michael Showalter and creators Sarah Violet-Bliss and Charles Rogers, the 10-episode, half-hour series aired as a week-long event this week on TBS, which will also encore the first season during the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s, while also making all 10 episodes available on demand the night of premiere to encourage binge viewing.

IndieWire TV critic Ben Travers called the
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Physical Challenge? We Quizzed Double Dare's Marc Summers With Questions From His Nickelodeon Show

Physical Challenge? We Quizzed Double Dare's Marc Summers With Questions From His Nickelodeon Show
Double Dare is 30 years old—!!!—and we flipped the table on host Marc Summers. Summers hosted the series from 1986-1993 and was on hand for Nickelodeon's 30th anniversary special where we tasked him with answering the questions that got "double-dared." A little refresher: Double Dare pitted two teams against each other. During the question round, a team could pass on a question and dare the other to answer the question, doubling the question's value. The opponents then could double-dare to quadruple the question's value. The team who was double-dared would then have to answer the question or compete in a physical challenge. We asked Summers to answer questions from his tenure that received the...
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‘Double Dare’ Reunion: The Secrets Behind the Nickelodeon Series’ Unlikely Origins – and Potential Rebirth

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‘Double Dare’ Reunion: The Secrets Behind the Nickelodeon Series’ Unlikely Origins – and Potential Rebirth
Three decades ago, execs at pioneering kids network Nickelodeon realized that wanted to do more than just air old comedy repeats (“Dennis the Menace”) and Canadian imports (“You Can’t Do That on Television”). But this was the early days of cable, and there were no budgets.

That’s how the network’s first game show, “Double Dare,” came to be produced at the local PBS station in Philadelphia. “Nickelodeon couldn’t do [shows] in La and they couldn’t do them in New York because the cost was too prohibitive,” recalled host Marc Summers. “They found out that the PBS station in Philly, Whyy, wanted to open up a production wing, so the station said, ‘If you help us, we’ll help you. Would you put ads in the trade magazines and say, ‘Hey, we had this great experience down in Philly,’ so other people will come knocking on our
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Double Dare: Marc Summers Previews the Nickelodeon Reunion Special

"On your mark, get set, go!" Nickelodeon has released a new preview for their upcoming Double Dare reunion special with Marc Summers, EW reports.Hosted by Summers, the game show featured two teams competing in trivia and physical challenges to win a cash prize. The show ran from 1986 to 1993. A revival, Double Dare 2000, aired for one season in 2000.Read More…
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Double Dare's Marc Summers Gets Ready for the 30th Anniversary Special With Tons of Slime

Double Dare's Marc Summers Gets Ready for the 30th Anniversary Special With Tons of Slime
On your mark, get set, nostalgia go! Double Dare is turning the big 3-0, but it's 30, slimy and thriving with a new anniversary special on Nick at Nite. In the exclusive opening sequence preview below, beloved host Marc Summers gets back into the swing of things. Does he remember exactly how to hit, "On your mark, get set, go!"? "Summers, come on man, you got this," he says before a big suit and slime reveal. It's like no time has past at all. Be sure to keep an eye out for Harvey, the show's announcer and a special All That guest star in the promo below. The Double Dare anniversary special will air Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 9 p.m. on Nick at Nite with vintage footage,...
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Double Dare: Nickelodeon to Run 30th Anniversary Special Episode

A comedic kids' game show -- Double Dare premiered on Nickelodeon 30 years ago, today, on October 6, 1986. In honor of the TV show's 30th anniversary, Nickelodeon will air a Double Dare Anniversary special on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 9:00pm.Original host Marc Summers will reunite with announcer Harvey (John Harvey), and stage assistant Robin Marella. Get the details from this Nickelodeon press release. Read More…
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Emily S. Whitten: Convention Catch-Up — Yay, Dragon Con!

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Time flies, doesn’t it? It seems like just yesterday I was watching Animaniacs Live, interviewing folks about Turtles and cartoons, seeing the latest in geek fashions, hanging out with American Gods, and chatting with the Kings of Con at Sdcc, not to mention chillin’ at Nerd HQ. And now suddenly it’s September, and I’ve since attended both the UK Discworld Convention and Dragon Con! Convention season: it really never stops, does it?

Despite my busy schedule, I don’t want to miss sharing any of the fantastic adventures I’ve been having with you; so first, let’s rewind to San Diego and reminisce about the summer party-party-parties, because they are a staple of Sdcc and deserve to be featured. Every year, I try to line up at least a couple of parties each night, because, let’s be frank, I just love a good party. (I
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Emily S. Whitten: Nickelodeon and Nostalgia @ Sdcc 2016

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As you undoubtedly know, San Diego’s Comic-Con International happened this past weekend, and I was fortunate to be amongst the tens of thousands of attendees. There was, as always, a mega-ton to see and do, and it was hard to keep the Fomo (Fear Of Missing Out) from getting completely out of control over the 4.5 days of the con. To stay sane, though, at some point you just have to accept that you’re going to miss a bunch, and focus on what you do have the opportunity to see.

This year, one of my main interests was what Nickelodeon was showcasing. Of course, Nickelodeon is always on my radar, and particularly the current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series, which I adore. But even beyond the coolness that is the Tmnt, this year, Nickelodeon was focusing on its past – in the best way possible. Through its late-night programming block of “The Splat,
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TV News Roundup: Andre Royo Joins ‘Masters of Sex’ Season 4 & More

TV News Roundup: Andre Royo Joins ‘Masters of Sex’ Season 4 & More
Showtime’s “Masters of Sex” has cast Andre Royo for Season 4, plus more in today’s TV news roundup…

Casting

Showtime has announced that Andre Royo will be joining the cast of “Masters of Sex” for Season 4, Variety has learned exclusively.

Royo will be playing Sammy Davis Jr., who will meet Masters and Johson (played by Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan) when he performs on “Playboy After Dark.”

Masters of Sex” Season 4 premiere on Sept. 11 at 10 p.m. on Showtime.

Blair Underwood will be joining the cast of “Quantico” for Season 2. Underwood will be playing a CIA agent who oversees the operatives. “Quantico” Season 2 will premiere on September 25 at 10 p.m. on ABC.

Nickelodeon’s The Splat — the network’s programming block dedicated to its library of hits from the ‘90s and 2000s — will salute the 30th anniversary of “Double Dare” by bringing back original host Marc Summers for the first time in 16 years for a special
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Marc Summers Returns to Host ‘Double Dare’ at Comic-Con, and You’ll Be Able to Watch

Marc Summers Returns to Host ‘Double Dare’ at Comic-Con, and You’ll Be Able to Watch
Children of the late ’80s and early ’90s are undoubtedly familiar with the Nickelodeon family game show Double Dare. Airing from 1986 to 1993, the show followed two-member teams of kids answering trivia questions and competing in messy physical challenges, culminating in the famous obstacle course at the very end. And in honor of Double […]

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Nickelodeon's Double Dare To Be Resurrected For One Night at Sdcc

The Nickelodeon game show classic Double Dare will be returning for one night only at San Diego Comic-Con. EW reports that Marc Summers will reprise his role as the host and that the whole thing will be hosted on the Nickelodeon Splat Facebook page. The event will kick off a week of Classic Double Dare episodes on Teen Nick hosted by Summers himself.

I've already made it known to the GeekTyrant team that if there's even a Chance that we could be on the show, I want to take it! I've always wanted to dig in that slime nose for a flag! I've also always wondered if the slime tastes like applesauce like people say. Sorry if you're not going to Comic-Con! At least you'll have the opportunity to watch it all week long!
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Nickelodeon Reviving Double Dare for 30th Anniversary at Comic-Con

Nickelodeon Reviving Double Dare for 30th Anniversary at Comic-Con
Nickelodeon is accepting the ultimate dare, bringing one of its most beloved game shows back to celebrate its dirty 30.

A live edition of Double Dare — whose host, Marc Summers, will also return for the festivities — will be held on Friday, July 22 at 9:30 pm Pt, as part of San Diego Comic-Con. Several of the Nickelodeon series’ classic challenges, including the iconic Dare Nose, will be incorporated into the competition, which fans can watch live on The Splat’s Facebook page.

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In addition to the live event at Comic-Con,
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Nickelodeon Reviving Double Dare With Marc Summers—But There's a Twist

Nickelodeon Reviving Double Dare With Marc Summers—But There's a Twist
Double Dare lives again! Nickelodeon is reviving the classic game show with Marc Summers returning as host, but there's a catch: It's for one night only at San Diego Comic-Con in celebration of the show's 30th anniversary. This is the first time Summers has returned to the Double Dare franchise in 16 years, according to Nick. At Comic-Con, Double Dare will be streamed on Facebook Live from The Splat's Facebook page starting at 9:30 p.m. Pt. Physical challenges include the Wringer, Down the Hatch and the Human Hamster Wheel, and yes, the Double Dare Nose will be making a comeback on the obstacle course. Behind-the-scenes photos and a question and answer session with Summers will be featured on Snapchat...
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Watch This Supercut of Double Dare Prizes and Try Not to Pass Out From '90s Nostalgia Overload

Watch This Supercut of Double Dare Prizes and Try Not to Pass Out From '90s Nostalgia Overload
A CD boombox! A free trial for AOL! A see-through phone! Are these phrases just gibberish to you? Then you probably didn't grow up in the late '80s/early '90s, and for that very reason, we pity you and pray for you. But if you did grow up in the glorious decade that was the '90s, we have just the video for you to watch that will instantly transport you back to that time. It's a supercut of all the prizes offered by the iconic Nickelodeon game show Double Dare, and the nostalgia factor is so high you're going to get stoned off the memories. Please enjoy host Marc Summers introducing the badass loot that these people win should they dominate the physical challenge, like a Kay-Bee gift...
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